Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Crosscontamination-Nation at Genghis Grill.
So I’ve tried… but so far, I’m just not that thrilled. First couple of times we tried to go, we were turned off by a 40 minute wait. The place was packed, I’ll give you that. We finally snuck in with friends on an early afternoon to give it a shot.
Now, Crazy Hibachi Company does the same thing. They don’t have as wide a variety of spices and sauces, I’ll give them that, but Crazy Hibachi also has a menu and a sushi bar and, well, more options. All I saw at Genghis Grill was the one bowl. Not even a kid’s offering -- though I could be wrong. I didn’t ask, my bad.
The food’s not bad -- it’s what you make it. If you want something specific, they do have helper cards that show you how to make the dish you’re wanting.
I suppose the other thing that bothers me is what bothers me about all “Mongolian” restaurants… my historical research into food makes me cringe at the thought of mare’s milk and tartare steak tenderized under a saddle. Once again, that’s probably just me.
You’ll find Genghis Grill at Chenal and Markham. They’re open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and an hour later on Friday and Saturday. (501) 223-2695.